Equal Pay for Equal Work – A Refresher

Posted in : Reddy Made Contracts on 9 August 2023
Siobhán Lafferty
Reddy Charlton LLP
Issues covered: Equal Pay

With the FIFA Women’s World Cup in full swing, we are reminded of the issues in relation to equal pay.  The US women’s team famously brought a case for equal pay, and in 2021 the Football Association of Ireland confirmed that the Irish team would receive the same match fees on international duty.  This may well have sparked a direction change in terms of attitudes towards the women’s game.

Background

Beyond the world of sport however, it is worth remembering the rules around equal pay extend to all workplaces.  Firstly, the Employment Equality Act 1998 (as amended) prohibits direct and indirect pay discrimination.  This legislation has been supplemented by the Code of

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Siobhán Lafferty
Reddy Charlton LLP

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